The Best Anti-Bully and Anti-Bias Experiences For Children 0-5
Updated: Dec 17, 2020
This isn't a new concept but it's one that needs to be re-examined in present times. Research shows us that since the '80s, empathy levels have gone down in the US by as much as 50% and in similar studies, happiness levels have also gone down 50%! I don't know about you but I see a correlation here.
I know that children aren't born racists or bullies but by the time they're 5 many have those attitudes deeply ingrained. Take Allie and Shemika, 4-year-olds at a center where I worked eons ago.
They were best friends, always together and a striking pair, Allie with white skin, strawberry blond hair a few freckles, and Shemika, several months older and a bit taller with chocolate brown skin and lots of those colorful do-dads in her neatly done braids and pigtails.